Wednesday March 24th at 6:00pm – 9:00pm (with breaks)
Racism, Trauma & Healing: Training Workshop
This workshop will support justice activist/advocates, as well as service providers of vulnerable populations and communities of color, in deepening their understanding of how racism creates trauma in individuals and society.
Participants will leave recognizing the signs of trauma from racism, how to better understand institutional racism and develop personal healing-centered strategies. As facilitators and transformation leaders, Brandon Lee and Ivor Edmonds work to confront bias, humanize our
collective experiences and transform traumatic events into healing opportunities.
One virtual event, broken into affinity spaces:
● Section A: Black, Indigenous, People of Color
● Section B: Non-BIPOC
● No one will be turned away or excluded from either section. However, we highly encourage participants to attend the session that aligns with their cultural identity. No one should be penalized or judged hastily for NOT attending either session
Brandon Lee is a Black man from Oakland, California and Houston, Texas.
As a law enforcement trainer, survivor of countless police stops and former
NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chairman, Brandon has helped many
community members learn how to advocate for themselves after racial
profiling. He is the Co-Founder of Training 4 Transformation , and the author
of Best Practices in Community Conscious Policing: A Reflection on Law
Enforcement Community Building Workshops .
Ivor Edmonds, cofounder of SAGA Monadnock, is a trauma-informed systems builder who holds a
Master of Applied Healing Arts (MHA). He has 20 years of experience
working with gangs and troubled youth, houseless populations, victims
of violent crime and survivors of trauma and rape. He is an initiate of the
Dogon Priesthood and a member of the Earth Center, an international
non-profit started by authentic Dogon High Priest, Prophet Neb Naba
Lamoussa Morodenibig authorized by the traditional kingships of Africa
to preserve and promote Kemetic culture in the modern world.
The conversation is funded in part by the Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant which is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).